John Hughes Dies At 59

John Hughes, the man singlehandedly responsible for educating teenagers about once-alien notions such as “emotion”, “fitting in” and “growing up” has died of a heart attack sustained while taking a walk in New York City. He was 59 years of age.

Hughes is best remembered as the writer and director of seminal teen-flicks such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink but more importantly he proved to teens everywhere that everyone else was as weird, horny, confused, awkward and troubled as they. A comforting fact in a world of angst and acne. I guess the only thing left to do is cue Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me” and organize a John Hughes video night…